Forecasters at the National Weather Service’s Upton office are warning of hazardous weather coming this way in the form of thunderstorms and gusty winds.
The hazardous weather outlook calls for a possibility of severe thunderstorms Wednesday “with the main threat being from damaging wind gusts.”
The storm is expected to begin in the afternoon and continue through the evening. A total of a half an inch of rain is possible during the duration of the storm, forecasters said.
— NWS New York NY (@NWSNewYorkNY) February 28, 2017
The upcoming forecast comes as Long Island has enjoyed unusually high temperatures in February, including several days pushing or exceeding 60 degrees.
Near record highs on Wednesday with a chance of strong thunderstorms before temperatures drop below normal for the end of the week. pic.twitter.com/YuALFRrs1t
— NWS New York NY (@NWSNewYorkNY) February 27, 2017
Wednesday is expected to continue the string of unseasonably warm days, with forecasters calling for a high of 62. Thursday will be sunny and breezy with a high of 49, but temperatures are predicted to drop Friday and Saturday to 39 and 36 degrees, respectively.
What’s more, forecasters are also calling for a chance of light snow Friday. Winter may not be through with us after all.